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Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a)

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Meet wild dolphins on a Hawaiian eco-tour for all ages aboard the Dolphin Star's Wild Dolphin Watch! A world away from Waikiki, West O’ahu provides the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing playful dolphins and other marine life with the stunning...more
Wai'anae Boat Harbor, Waianae, Oahu, HI 96792
+1 808-983-7827
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Reviewed yesterday

I attended the Dolphin site seeing cruise last Friday morning. The boat Captain and Staff were friendly and engaging. After reviewing safety protocol we were off. On the 20 minute boat ride to the dolphins there were sightings of sea turtles and flying fish. When...More

Thank sjcos
Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely loved the dolphin star cruise! First of all, it is hard to find cruise without snorkling so finding that one online was a good suprise. The staff was very nice, extremely professional and we were so lucky with all the dolphins (and flying...More

Thank ITO1977
Reviewed 2 days ago

The crew was fantastic! Everything was really safe and clean. My grandchildren attended the Keiki activities and loved them. They were able to safely explore all aspects of the boat safely. But the best of all was seeing all the dolphins, turtles and other marine...More

Thank rcb0nd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Hawai'i but have never had any up close experiences with dolphins. My family and I decided to take this trip at the recommendation of a friend. I have been on a lot of boats in the Pacific in my...More

Thank Yellowpeep007
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband & I took this cruise last Sunday, & we enjoyed it. We saw spinner dolphins (so cute!) and 1 sea turtle, went snorkeling (& I’m not even a good swimmer! Lol!) & had lunch, snacks, & drinks on the boat. The captain and...More

Thank Arlene G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: - staff were professional, friendly, fun, knowledgable, safety-minded, talkative, dedicated, human, they seemed to like their jobs. Russ (or Russel?) was a standout, as well the other Captain (who makes the announcements on the microphone) - they play music during the tour. Amazing -...More

Thank nu s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Dolphin Star morning dolphin watch with our 3 children - aged 5, 3 and 9 months (in a carrier). It was a perfect morning! The older kids loved coloring and plastic animals in the keiki program and my oldest especially learned...More

Thank ADPhello
Stars_of_Paradise, Chief Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Big Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so proud that your family had a “perfect ”morning” and the pic of you and baby is adorable! We put a lot of thought into developing an enjoyable children’s program, thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family friendly tour! The staff were amazing with my children assuring the kids were safe and happy throughout the trip. There were educational activities for the kids to do to keep them entertained as well as amazing food and drinks. The captain brought us...More

Thank Leanne P
Stars_of_Paradise, Chief Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mahalo for reviewing us. We’re delighted that your family found our tour and staff “amazing”! I know it could be difficult to pick the right tour for families to enjoy together so when we built the Dolphin Star and tours we kept the multigenerational experience...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the dolphin tour, lunch, and snorkeling with two adults and a five year old. The pros were that the lunch was great, the staff were wonderful, and seeing the dolphins swim along with the boat was awesome. The snorkeling portion,which was most of...More

Thank cfenters
Stars_of_Paradise, Chief Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mahalo for taking the time to review us and we’re proud of the pros that you’ve highlighted. Our crew are very caring of our guest’s enjoyment and nothing can be more satisfying than a nice comment about them. Im disappointed that the snorkel portion did...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased the cruise with lunch which was perfect! We (2 adults, one 7yr and one 2yr old) boarded around 9:30 and got our picture take as soon as we go on. We then headed out with the Captain and the other staff narrating and...More

Thank TRagland11
Stars_of_Paradise, Chief Captain at Dolphin Star (Hoku Nai'a), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Big MAHALO for your review! Reading your headline of being the “Most exciting part of your trip” is the best reward a boat captain and crew can receive. Hope to sail with you again! Chief Captain

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25 May 2017|
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Response from Emese T | Reviewed this property |
My husband uses a wheelchair and had help getting on and off the boat but he is able to stand. There is no way a scooter will get on board. Not the cruise for you.
11 March 2017|
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Response from Kelli E | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel can call the company. They picked us up at Alanai.